Thursday, August 1, 2019
Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day | Wherever you are!
A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.
Workshop | July 29 – August 1, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, To Be Determined
Ari Dolid, The Bay Area Writing Project
Argument is everywhere! Whether speaking and writing on-demand in school and on the job, or composing a text for publication in magazines or blogs, the ability to construct evidence based, nuanced claims and acknowledge the strengths and limits of multiple perspectives is crucial. The National Writing Project's College, Career and Community Writing Project Program (C3WP) provides an entry point... More >
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Film - Documentary | August 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Smadar Ben Natan; Rachel Leah Jones; Philippe Bellaïche
A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.
Workshop | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Neesha Patel, Ph.D., UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Dates: Thursday 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Fee-based series. Cost: $215
The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction and promote health and well-being. This six-session introductory, experiential and interactive course will provide participants with... More >
Performing Arts - Music | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove
Summer concert with Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz
General $22 / UCBG Members $20 / Youth (5 - 17) $18
Film - Feature | August 1 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Four women, a shadowy conspiracy, and a whole lot of acting exercises: were firmly in Rivette territory in one of the directors most spellbinding explorations of the sometimes terrifyingly thin line between everyday life and the strangeness beneath it. A quartet of aspiring actresses live together while studying with a demanding coach (Bulle Ogier). As they rehearse Pierre Marivauxs La double... More >
Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. | Grace Street Showroom
4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609
Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner partyonly 28 people per seatingwill be treated to a three-course meal,... More >
No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.
Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988
News from the Ice Age: Mobility, Connectivity and Home or How Our Ice Age Ancestors Might Tell Us Something about Adapting to Climate Challenges
Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Hillside Club
I will relate some of this research that has focused on what we call a landscape archaeology, and on trying to understand the lives and life-spaces of our ancestors in a wider social context.
Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Josh Dillon, UC Berkeley
The August 2019 installment of our Astro Night series will be on August 1. UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Josh Dillon will talk about using radio telescopes to make 3D maps of hydrogen in the early universe.
As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF... More >
This location is wheelchair accessible.
Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >
Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest... More >
Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 1 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
If the meek shall inherit the earth, our study center collections show what a grandalso rocky, sandy, and dirtyinheritance this might be. On view this session: the poster for Walter De Marias iconic installation The New York Earth Room; a stunning photograph of sand dunes by Ansel Adams; Robert Wattss Fluxus kit Rocks Marked by Weight; James Ensors scabrous etching Peste dessous, peste... More >